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Nick Haynes M.A.(Hons), IHBC

Historic Environment Consultant

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I am based in Edinburgh, but work all over the UK, providing professional research and guidance on the historic environment. I am a member of the professional body for specialists in the historic environment, the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.


I specialise in architectural history and garden/designed landscape history. The Adam family of architects (William Sr, John, Robert, James) is a particular area of interest. I am also passionate about photography and the history of photography in Scotland.


Past clients include public bodies, such as Historic Environment Scotland, Historic England, the National Trust for Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh World Heritage, City of Glasgow Council, South Ayrshire Council, Fife Council, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. I also work for charities, trusts, institutions, architects, landscape architects, surveyors, engineers, environmental consultancies, development companies, land managers, community groups and private individuals.


Teamwork is an essential part of my consultancy, from liaising with clients to working with other other specialists in the historic environment, including archaeologists, conservation architects, landscape architects, conservators and other traditional building craftspeople/practitioners, curators, archivists, heritage finance/business/tourism experts, and heritage education/interpretation consultants. If a project requires a wider range of expertise than I can provide on my own, then I can assemble a team of appropriate professionals to carry out the work.

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